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Koh Wai, Koh Mak, Koh Rong, and Koh Kood - Excellent

Yet another fantastic week on sailing around the koh chang archipelego. Just a gorgeous boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan L
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
bareboat skipper course.

i really enjoy the course, it was great, fun and most very interesting. team was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pascal G
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Established in the 2001, Island Spirit is the most experienced yachting company in the Gulf of Thailand, weather you’re looking to learn to sail, charter a yacht, buy or sell a yacht or just looking for in on cruising here in the Gulf, we’re happy...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another fantastic week on sailing around the koh chang archipelego. Just a gorgeous boat (Anastasia) with all the amenities. Excellent weather and some very pleasant sails. Even managed to land a couple of good sized mackrels for lunch! Service was very attentive. Looking forward...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i really enjoy the course, it was great, fun and most very interesting. team was very friendly and very professional. the boat was in good average knowing that they will not use new boat to give course. i am looking forward for the next step...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pascal G
BrettG899, Manager at Island Spirit Sailing Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ahoy Captain Pascal, Thank you for those kind words ! We thoroughly enjoyed your company onboard and look forward to seeing you "on the wheel again". Kindest regards from all the team here at Island Spirit Sailing School !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chartered a 54ft Beneteau and spent 7 days in the area. We loved it. The islands are fantastic and there are rarely more than 2 other boats sharing the anchorage. Communication with the charter company prior to our arrival was fantastic. Also they have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkBarter100
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

When we decided to charter a bareboat in the Koh Samui area, we were a bit doubtful with regards to the sailing grounds, the boat and the weather, since this is not an established cruising area. Fortunately, all our prejudices were swept away. The Koh...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaurentCalonne
Reviewed 24 July 2018

My son and myself just finished the Bareboat skipper course at Gulf Charter, and as with the Crew course, it was a fantastic experience. Mike Smith was again our instructor and as before a joy to have as an teacher/coach/skipper. He has a very practical...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Withouck
Brett G, Manager at Island Spirit Sailing Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks Kris and Jorik for such kind words :) .... Good luck on your new Sailing Adventures !!! Many an island and many a new breeze now awaits you all ... We hope to see you back again for a Mile Builder or two or...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

 My family bare-boat chartered a Catalina 375 with Gulf Charters a few weeks ago at their Ko Samui base and the whole process was 100% smooth sailing (apart from the weather on a couple of days!). From booking, deposits, and taking over boat the staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Great charter company. Friendly staff and well maintained boats. Fascinating cruising area. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We have just finished a fantastic week on the water with Gulf Charter sailing school obtaining our bare boat skipper certificate and marine radio certificate while enjoying the sailing and site seeing. A very professional well organized organization that made our trip completely trouble free...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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BrettG899, Manager at Island Spirit Sailing Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Captains ! It was a true pleasure to have you both onboard !! Time now to hoist your sails and sail the dream ! Hope to see again soon .... Sail ON :)

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Had a fantastic 2 weeks away with Gulf Yacht Charters, fantastic team who made the whole thing easy. We are a huge fan of the area, hardly any other yachts around and brilliant islands to explore. Everything from unbelievable snorkelling to outstanding bar tender Mr...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NoStress Y
KimGCT, Guest Relations Manager at Island Spirit Sailing Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review No Stress. We love the empty anchorages and we're happy you enjoyed the area. All of us at Gulf Charters hope to see you back here in Koh Chang. Maybe we'll see you in Greece to go sailing...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Having been exclusively a power boat user I decided to get a taste of the sailing experience. As an introduction to the basics of sailing the zero to hero course was right on the nail. I have now completed a number of courses with Gulf...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Brett G, Manager at Island Spirit Sailing Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks Chris, It was a real pleasure having you onboard and we wish you all the best in your nautical adventures and hope to see you again soon. Fairwinds and Sail On !! :)

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Shirish
31 January 2017|
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Response from PhilGCT | Property representative |
Hi Shirish, I am afraid we do not. This someone that does do shorter skippered charter from Koh Chang, you can check out the Facebook page by searching for Mandala Sailing charters, I think his website is not responsive at... More
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PeerGynt1
17 January 2015|
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Response from BritabroadAsia |
Gulf Charters do offer skippered day charters on either a 44ft sloop or a 38ft catamaran. Best way to find out details is to email them direct from their website
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